Wash your hands vigorously and frequently using soap and running water or, if that is not possible, use a 70% alcohol-based disinfectant. Soap and water or alcohol-based disinfectant eliminates viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain a minimum distance of 2 meter between you and other people because if someone coughs or sneezes, droplets of nasal or oral fluid that may contain the virus are released through the nose or mouth.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with your hands, as your hands touch many surfaces and can pick up the virus. Once contaminated, the hands can transfer the virus to the eyes, nose, or mouth. From there, the virus can enter the body and cause disease.
Both you and the people around you should make sure you maintain good respiratory hygiene. That means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Used tissues should be discarded immediately.
By maintaining good respiratory hygiene, you are protecting people around you from viruses like the cold, flu, and COVID-19.
Stay home if you don’t feel well. If you have a fever, cough, and shortness of breath, seek medical attention. Follow the instructions of the local health authorities. The national and local authorities will have the most up-to-date information on the situation in your locality, so monitor information regularly. In many cities, social distancing and curfews have been implemented to curb new infections. So stay home if possible.